Seattle, Washington, a seaport city located on the west coast of the United States and only about 100 miles from the Canadian border, is one of the largest ports in North America. Seattle has nine piers at the center of its waterfront that offer a variety of maritime activities and adventures such as breathtaking Ferris rides, adventurous sailing and cruise trips, and rewarding employment opportunities in the maritime industry.
Maritime Injuries in Seattle
With such a high amount of maritime traffic in the Seattle seaport area, unfortunately, injuries associated with maritime activities occur each year requiring the experience of an experienced Seattle maritime attorney. Admiralty and maritime law is a highly specialized area of law. Accordingly, if your case involves an admiralty or maritime issue, you should hire a lawyer who specializes in this specific area so you can receive the best representation and ultimately the best results possible for your case.
Whether you are a tourist visiting the Seattle seaport area, a local resident enjoying the navigable waters, or a maritime employee working aboard a vessel, the board-certified maritime lawyers with more than 28 years combined trial experience at Brais Law Firm can assist you with your maritime personal injury case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained while taking part in offshore or shoreside maritime activities.
The experienced lawyers at Brais Law Firm can assist you with pursuing compensation for your maritime injuries sustained in the following situations, among others:
- Boating and water sport accidents
- Accidents involving yachts
- Scuba diving and snorkeling accidents
- Injuries sustained from being run over by a boat
- Offshore injuries involving an oil rig
- Parasailing accidents
- Injuries sustained from use of defective or unsafe marine products
- Wrongful death that occurs on the navigable waters
- Claims by injured workers under the Jones Act or Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- Coronavirus illnesses associated with maritime activities
Compensation and Damages for Seattle Maritime Accidents
Injuries sustained from a maritime-related activity can be extensive, and sometimes deadly. Maritime workers may sustain serious work-related injuries while working both offshore and shoreside, some of which may be immediately obvious while others may not be noticed until days the injury occurs (such as a back injury). Accidents that occur on navigable waters are governed by a set of laws that are different from accidents that occur on land. Employees that perform work aboard boats and vessels in the navigable waters or shoreside are typically covered under the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Injured workers may be able to recover for medical bills, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, economic loss, and pain and suffering. A Seattle maritime attorney can help advise you on the specific laws that apply to your case as well as explain what compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.
Contact the Seattle Maritime Attorneys at Brais Law Firm
Contact the maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm for assistance with your maritime injury claim. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click contact us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.